Early Color

These are some of Ruth’s early color shot in New York City. When the editor of Ladies’ Home Journal contacted Ruth in 1950 to say that they were looking for “undiscovered American beauties,” she responded that she had shot “exactly what he was looking for; I had not only photographed a beautiful girl who was not a model, but she was doing something that all his women readers could identify with.”  This was the photograph of Geraldine Dent, below, the first 35-mm color photograph to appear on the cover of a popular magazine. The other photographs were taken in Times Square, the West Village and Coney Island during the making of “Little Fugitive.”